Rawalpindi

DEA to seal schools not following security SOPs

Rawalpindi:December 11: District Education Authority (DEA) have decided to take action against public and private schools, particularly those not following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), issued by the Punjab Government to ensure security of the students. It was decided in a meeting that the schools, violating orders of the government and not sufficient security arrangements, would be sealed. Special teams have been formed to conduct raids and check security arrangements of the schools.

Punjab seals 13 school canteens

Rawalpindi:December 10: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Thursday sealed 13 schools canteens for selling carbonated cola drinks during a special drive to ensure safe and healthy food to children in schools. Additional Director General (Operations) Rafia Haider informed that PFA’s teams visited 589 public and private schools during whole day activity in Punjab. PFA teams served improvement notices to 314 canteens and imposed fine on 12 school canteens for not conforming to PFA instruction.

China team visits Arid Agriculture University

Rawalpindi:December 5: A six members delegation from Guizhou Academy of Sciences, China headed by Prof. Zhang Hongjiang visited Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) to see the potential for development of mountainous agriculture, situation of economic crop cultivation in Pakistan, sharing information regarding agricultural products & crop pest control and to explore the further possibilities to exchange technical knowledge and establish a mutual working relationship between both the institutions.

Educational institutions to remain closed for two days

Rawalpindi:27 November: All public and private schools, colleges and universities in the province including Rawalpindi will remain close today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday) due to the law and order situation in the province particularly the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Punjab government on Sunday decided to close down all educational institutions and a notification has been issued in this regard. Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashood Ahmed has confirmed that all educational institutions (public and private) in the province will remain close on November 27 and 28.

Rawalpindi Arts Council Dialogue on draft Art & Culture Policy

Rawalpindi :23 November:The Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) organised a dialogue on the draft Art and Culture Policy Framework for Punjab in which artists of the Potohar region belonging to all forms of art and culture took part and gave their suggestions and input. They declared the policy a forward-looking step which will not only help promote culture but also ensure economic protection of the artists.

Seminar on violence against women held at FJWU

Rawalpindi :23 November:Women Research Centre (WRRC) organised a lecture titled: ‘Women Empowerment and Violence against Women: Issues and Challenges’ to commemorate 16 days of Activism against Gender based violence. Gender-based violence is a human rights violation and a serious obstacle to women’s progress in all areas of life including health, education, work and participation in society was the base of seminar.

Anglo Arabic School celebrates golden jubilee with annual reunion

Rawalpindi :November 22: The annual reunion of Anglo Arabic Public Higher Secondary School Rawalpindi was an eventful ceremony where amidst hugs and laughter, the boys and girls revived the old memories cherishing those wonderful moments of their teen life. A large number of old students of the Anglo Arabic Higher Secondary School came from across the country to attend the ceremony particularly as part of Golden Jubilee celebrations of the school and cherished the old memories. They had ample opportunity to reconnect with classmates during an elegant gala.

No Littering Day celebrated at Fatima Jinnah Women University

Rawalpindi:November 5:National Cleaner Production Centre in collaboration with Army Heritage Foundation celebrated No Littering Day at Ayub National Park, Rawalpindi. The purpose of this activity was to motivate and mobilize people about waste segregation concept. Students from Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and Hassan Academy of Special Education participated in the event.

Islami Jamiat Tulaba convention and Haqooq Tulaba rally

Rawalpindi:October 26: A large number of students participated in a grand Haqooq-e-Tulaba (Rights of Students) rally which was taken out here from Liaquat Bagh to Committee. The rally which was organized by Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT) was organised in order to highlight problems being faced inside the educational institutions and students and protection of rights of students.

A day out with friends and parents at funfair

Rawalpindi:October 16:Small children were having time of their life, giggling, running, looking for their friends and chit chatting with them right in front of their teachers, but nobody reprimanded them or told them to remain silent; because they were there on a day out with their friends and families at a funfair titled ‘Let’s Have Fun’ organised by their school as part of its golden jubilee celebrations here on Saturday. Anglo Arabic Higher Secondary School turned fifty on October 14. The school has been serving the community for five decades with honour and dignity.

World Rabies Day observed at Agriculture University Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi:October 3: World Rabies Day observed at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Monday, under the theme ‘Zero death in 30.’ The seminar was arranged by PMAS-AAUR Department of Clinical studies, Faculty of Veterinary & animal Sciences at PMAS-AAUR, with an aim to create awareness among people about human & animal rabies and to emphasize on its prevention techniques.

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